It was fitting that my night ended with the ever-evolving Yo La Tengo. The crowd was electric as I headed over to the Woods Stage to catch their set.
Upon entering the festival grounds at Pendarvis Farm, I was immediately met with the bombastic sounds of a stunning Wolf Parade set. It was a surreal experience showing up at night, not knowing where to go, caught in the psychedelic lights of the woods. But I quickly found my way and was surprised at the eclectic nature of it all.
I went to Yo La Tengo not knowing what to expect next. Did they hit us with experimental noise, leaving my ears bleeding? Of course not.
In front of a tremendous amount of people, Yo La Tengo whispered through their performance, almost as if they were trying to rock us all to sleep. And I loved it. The crowd thinned out as they played, leaving those of us left with an even more intimate serenade.
They did promise a more energetic set Saturday, so stay tuned.